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 Post subject: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:04 pm 
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So one of my traditions when going to Aruba is to read "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. The book is awesome but that's not the topic here...I have the same paperback book from 10 years ago and on the cover is a photo of Hunter S. Thompson on the beach with a hotel in the background...I never thought much of it other than it's a cool shot but after our recent visit to Aruba I noticed the hotel look familiar. We ate at Sunset Grille (Amazing by the way) and after leaving i took some photos of the photos that were framed in the lobby. They're celebrating 60 years of the hotel this year and have some great vintage shots of the hotel around the lobby. Tonight i was looking at the cover of the book and it clicked...The book is about Puerto Rico but that hotel in the background of the cover, the now called Hilton, is the Aruba Caribbean Hotel. I've been reading a book about Puerto Rico, while in Aruba for years now and never realized the cover photo was of a hotel in Aruba. Anyway it seemed funny to me :lol: The article the accompanied the actual original photo was good too, about Aruba not Puerto Rico. And I realize you may have to read this all again to make sense of it :lol: Link below...

Here's the cover of the book: https://www.reddit.com/r/Aruba/comments ... _out_on_a/

And the article he wrote back in 1962:
https://batibleki.wheninaruba.com/offbe ... 16th-1962/


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:19 pm 
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Better than palapa controversy amiright?!?!


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Lets us know when you finish the book ? You should be getting close after 10 years .


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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kris02420 wrote:
Lets us know when you finish the book ? You should be getting close after 10 years .


Imagine being this miserable?!


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:56 pm 
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I didn't read the article (yet), but wanted to respond that yes, it is a cool story, indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Miguel wrote:
Better than palapa controversy amiright?!?!


What controversy are you referring too?


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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kris02420 wrote:
Miguel wrote:
Better than palapa controversy amiright?!?!


What controversy are you referring too?


Nice job ruining a harmless post about a cool story I wanted to share about an island we all love...You must have a giant dump in your pants,


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Very cool story! Thank you for sharing. And ignore this person whose only reason to come here is being nasty.


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DonnaLee wrote:
I didn't read the article (yet), but wanted to respond that yes, it is a cool story, indeed.


Ditto! Thanks and I will read the links., :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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If I am looking at this the right way I think he is up where the Divi Phoenix is now. Interesting in any case how that hotel is the only one on that long stretch of beach.

10 Years? ann maybe you should look into books on tape. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Miguel wrote:
Better than palapa controversy amiright?!?!


I m totally confused !!!!!!! aside from you saying you been reading a book about Puerto Rico ( one of your traditions) with a picture of a Aruba hotel on its cover for the last 10 years , what is the second post, BETTER THAN PALAPA CONTROVERSY (amiright?!?! ) about?? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Good eye - and very cool story indeed!

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A pretty cool story it is! And that the author chose a nice photo of himself for the cover of his Puerto Rico book and that photo being taken in front of an Aruba hotel is an interesting twist. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Story?
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Read the link....anyone else catch the reference to the "pricey" $26 a night hotel room?


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happyt1 wrote:
Read the link....anyone else catch the reference to the "pricey" $26 a night hotel room?


Yeah that's crazy...But $17 during the summer months!


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